giantism vs overgrowth what difference

what is difference between giantism and overgrowth

English

Etymology

giant +‎ -ism, coined in the mid 17th century. In the medical or biological sense of gigantism from the 1880s.

Noun

giantism (countable and uncountable, plural giantisms)

  1. Synonym of gigantism


English

Etymology

over- +‎ growth

Noun

overgrowth (countable and uncountable, plural overgrowths)

  1. A usually abundant, luxuriant growth over or on something else. A tangle of growth occurring at the top of trees involving vines and branches, common in jungles.
  2. An excessive growth or increase in numbers, as in a population of weeds or microbes.
  3. Excessive size; usually caused by over-production of growth hormone from the pituitary gland.

Synonyms

  • hyperplasia
  • hypertrophy
  • gigantism

Antonyms

  • undergrowth

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